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The Howard County Police Department is committed to informing the community and the news media of events within the public domain in a timely manner. The Office of Public Affairs issues news releases, responds to media inquiries, manages social media, and produces a daily crime bulletin.

News releases are issued for significant events and cases. The daily crime bulletin is produced each weekday when county offices are open and includes the initial reporting of various crimes such as robberies, burglaries, assaults, vehicle thefts, and theft from vehicles. It is not inclusive of all police activity in a day. 

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Daily Crime Bulletin
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Monday, January 24, 2022
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, January 24, 2022

Assault
Laurel, 20723:
Washington Boulevard & Whiskey Bottom Road, Jan. 24 3 a.m.
Police responded to the area for a report of an adult male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Preliminarily, police believe the incident may have been drug-related. The investigation is ongoing. There is no suspect information at this time. 

Robbery/vehicle theft
Columbia, 21044:
6400 block of Freetown Road, Jan. 23 6:45 a.m. 
An adult female victim reported that she was approached by a male suspect who assaulted her and stole her purse. The suspect then fled in the victim’s vehicle, a 2017 silver Kia Forte. No serious injuries were reported. 

Commercial burglary
Laurel, 20723:
Smoke N Vapes, 11200 block of Scaggsville Road, Jan. 23 12:40 a.m. 
Unknown suspect(s) entered the business by breaking the front glass door and stole cash and merchandise.

Columbia, 21044: CT Wine & Spirits, 10100 block of Twin Rivers Road, Jan. 23, 1:02 a.m. 
Unknown suspect(s) entered the business by breaking the front glass door and stole alcohol.

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Columbia, 21044:
11400 block of Little Patuxent Parkway, Jan. 22 4:25 a.m., unclear what, if anything, was stolen
12100 block of Little Patuxent Parkway, Jan. 22-23 overnight, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Jessup, 20794: 8000 block of Washington Boulevard, Jan. 22-23 overnight, tag

Elkridge, 21075: 7000 block of Oak Grove Way, Jan. 23-24 overnight, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Vehicle theft
Columbia, 21046:
9200 block of Berger Road, Jan. 22-23 overnight
2015 blue Subaru Forrester, tags MD/9BZ3134

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Thursday, January 20-Friday, January 21, 2022
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, January 20-21, 2022

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Ellicott City, 21042:
4600 block of Centennial Lane, Jan. 19, purse and phone

Savage, 20763: 8700 block of Bollman Place, Jan. 19-20 overnight, two vehicles: catalytic converter

Laurel, 20723: 9400 block of Whiskey Bottom Road, Jan. 20, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, January 19, 2022

Weapon violation
Elkridge, 21075:
7000 block of Ducketts Lane, Jan. 18 12:26 p.m.
Police responded for a report of shots fired and located a vehicle and a residential window that had been shot. No injuries were reported. 

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Jessup, 20794:
10600 block of Iron Bridge Road, Jan. 17-18 overnight, multiple vehicles: unclear what, if anything, was stolen

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, January 18, 2022

Assault
Jessup, 20794:
7500 block of Assateague Drive, Jan. 16 5:30 p.m.
An adult male victim reported that an acquaintance cut him several times while they were involved an altercation with each other. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening wounds. 

Robbery
Elkridge, 21075:
Elk Neck Court and Jake Drive, Jan. 15 11:18 p.m. 
An adult female victim reported that she was approached by two male suspects with their faces partially covered who displayed a handgun, assaulted her, and stole her belongings. No serious injuries were reported. 
SUSPECTS: Two Black males wearing dark jackets and jeans, no further description

Commercial burglary
Hanover, 21076:
7200 block of Alden Way, Jan. 15-17
Unknown suspect(s) entered a construction site by cutting the lock on the gate. It is unclear what, if anything, was stolen. 

Elkridge, 21075: Maryland Mobile Trailer Service, 6700 block of Dorsey Road, Jan. 15-17 
Unknown suspect(s) entered the property by cutting the lock on the gate and stole catalytic converters from two vehicles. 

Residential burglary
Ellicott City,
21043: 6200 block of Woodcrest Drive, Jan. 15 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence by prying open a rear window and stole cash and purses. 

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Laurel, 20723:
9300 block of Decatur Place, Jan. 14 1:15 a.m., glasses
9300 block of Fourth Street, Jan. 14, 1:25 a.m., nothing reported stolen

Elkridge, 21075: 6800 block of Sanctuary Court, Jan. 14 2 a.m., purse
6000 block of Marshalee Drive, Jan. 16-17 overnight, tires
6300 block of Howard Lane, Jan. 17-18 overnight, multiple vehicles: catalytic converters

Ellicott City, 21042: 10000 block of Clarksville Pike, Jan. 15, three vehicles: various items

Columbia, 21046: 7500 block of Murray Hill Road, Jan. 15-16 overnight, ski equipment

Ellicott City, 21043: 6000 block of Otterbein Lane, Jan. 17, tires

Vehicle theft
Columbia, 21044:
12100 block of Little Patuxent Parkway, Jan. 17 10 a.m.
2004 green Honda Civic, tags MD/7ET4216

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Friday, January 14, 2022
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, January 14, 2022

Weapon violation
Columbia, 21045:
8600 block of Golden Straw Lane, Jan. 13 9:52 p.m.
Police responded to the above location for a report of shots fired and located a vehicle that had been shot. No injuries were reported. Police are investigating if it is related to a road rage incident. 

Commercial burglary
Marriottsville, 21104:
Waverly Woods Golf Course, 2100 block of Warwick Way, Jan. 12-13 overnight
Unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter the equipment building by breaking the door. No entry was made.

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in 
Columbia, 21046:
7200 block of Eden Brook Drive, Jan. 13, purse
7100 block of Oakland Mills Road, Jab. 13, various items

Columbia, 21044: 10400 block of Swift Stream Place, Jan. 13, catalytic converter

Columbia, 21045: 6100 block of Old Dobbin Lane, Jan. 13, various items
9200 block of Rumsey Road, Jan. 13, purse

Elkridge, 21075: 6800 block of Sanctuary Court, Jan. 13-14 overnight, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

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Thursday, January 13, 2022
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, January 13, 2022

Robbery
Elkridge, 21075:
7-Eleven, 6500 block of Washington Boulevard, Jan. 13 12:28 a.m.
An employee reported that a male suspect approached the counter, implied he had a gun, and stole cash before fleeing. No one was injured. 
SUSPECT: Black male, approximately 30 years old, wearing a yellow reflective shirt

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Tuesday, January 11-Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, January 11-12, 2022

Commercial burglary
Columbia, 21046:
Shell Gas, 9100 block of Snowden River Parkway, Jan. 11 3:06 a.m. 
Unknown suspect(s) entered the business by breaking the front glass door and stole cash and cigarettes.

Columbia, 21046: 7000 block of Columbia Gateway Drive, Jan. 11, 1:42 p.m. 
Unknown suspect entered the building and stole car keys. 

Laurel, 20723: Exxon Gas, 9200 block of All Saints Road, Jan. 12 2:59 a.m. 
Unknown suspect(s) drove a van that had been reported stolen nearby through the front of the gas station and stole the ATM. 

Residential burglary
Ellicott City, 21042:
4600 block of Sheppard Lane, Jan. 11 
Unknown suspect(s) entered a vacant residence by forcing open a side door and stole various items.  

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Laurel, 20723:
9100 block of Bursa Road, Jan. 7-10, catalytic converter
9200 block of Washington Boulevard, Jan. 11 2:55 p.m., purse and cell phone

Ellicott City, 21043: 3200 block of West Spring Drive, Jan. 8-10, catalytic converter

Jessup, 20794: 8200 block of Preston Court, Jan. 11, catalytic converter

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Friday, January 7-Monday, January 10, 2022
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, January 7-10, 2022

Commercial burglary
Clarksville, 21029:
Vape n Cigar, 12400 block of Clarksville Pike, Jan. 9 1:57 a.m.
Unknown suspect(s) entered the business by breaking the front glass door and stole cash. 

Columbia, 21045: Vape n Cigar, 7100 block of Minstrel Way, Jan. 9 2:48 a.m.
Unknown suspect(s) attempted to enter the business by breaking the front glass door. No entry was made. Police are investigating whether this incident is related to the above burglary.

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Jessup, 20794:
8400 block of Balsawood Lane, Jan. 5-6 overnight, cash
8100 block of Washington Boulevard, Jan. 7, catalytic converter
8200 block of Preston Court, Jan. 7-10, two vehicles: catalytic converters

Vehicle theft
Ellicott City, 21043:
8500 block of Baltimore National Pike, Jan. 5-6 overnight
2021 red Dodge Ram 1500

Jessup, 20794: 7300 block of Crestmount Road, Jan. 6
2019 red Jeep Cherokee

Ellicott City, 21043: 3100 block of Burgess Mill Way, Jan. 7 1:57 p.m.
2010 black Ferrari California, tags FL/UX43I

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, January 6, 2022

Robbery
Please see the news release: Laurel man charged in four commercial robberies

Vehicle theft
Columbia, 21044:
5200 block of Hermit Path, Jan. 6
2014 BMW X1, tags MD/8CN8897

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, January 5, 2022

Commercial burglary
Columbia, 21044:
Feldman’s Pharmacy, 11000 block of Little Patuxent Parkway, Jan. 5 3:37 a.m. 
Unknown suspect(s) entered the business by forcing open the front door and stole cash. 

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Friday, December 31, 2021-Tuesday, January 4, 2022
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HCPD Daily Crime Bulletin, December 31, 2021-January 4, 2022

Weapon violation
Laurel, 20723:
Hitching Post Lane & Bridle Path Lane, Jan. 1 12:08 a.m.
Police responded for a report of shots fired at the above location and located numerous shell casings. No one was injured. 

Robbery
Laurel, 20723:
Sleep Inn & Suites, 10100 block of Washington Boulevard, Jan. 1 7:46 p.m. 
An employee reported that a male suspect with his face partially covered approached the front desk, displayed a handgun, and stole cash before fleeing. No one was injured. 
SUSPECT: Black male, at least 6’0” tall with a medium build, wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans

Theft from vehicle/vehicle break-in
Columbia, 21045:
Planet Fitness, 6400 block of Dobbin Road, Jan. 1 8 p.m., wallet
7400 block of Swan Point Way, Jan. 2, catalytic converter

Columbia, 21044: 11700 block of Lone Tree Court, Jan. 2-3 overnight, unclear what, if anything, was stolen
11500 block of Shell Flower Lane, Jan. 2-3 overnight, unclear what, if anything, was stolen

Jessup, 20794: 8200 block of Preston Court, Jan. 3, two vehicles: catalytic converters

Ellicott City, 21042: 2100 block of Mount Hebron Drive, Jan. 3, catalytic converter

Ellicott City, 21043: 8900 block of Wilton Avenue, Jan. 3, catalytic converter

Vehicle theft
Elkridge, 21075:
San Thomas Road & Santa Barbara Court, Jan. 2
Isuzu truck, tags MD/3EN4951

Ellicott City, 21043: 8400 block of Baltimore National Pike, Jan. 3 8:08 a.m.
Black Honda Accord 

Daily Crime Bulletin Arrests
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January 2022
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January 20, 2022
Police have made an arrest in a Jan. 16 assault at the TA Travel Center in the 7500 block of Assateague Drive in Jessup. An adult male victim reported that an acquaintance cut him several times while they were involved an altercation with each other. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening wounds. Through investigation, police identified the suspect and arrested him.
ARRESTED: Dereck Saunders, 54, of Windsor Mill, charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment

January 14, 2022
Police have made an arrest in a Jan. 13 robbery at 7-Eleven in the 6500 block of Washington Boulevard in Elkridge. An employee reported that a male suspect approached the counter, implied he had a gun, and stole cash before fleeing. No one was injured. Through investigation, police identified the suspect and arrested him.
ARRESTED: Andre William Johnson, 38, of no fixed address, charged with armed robbery, robbery, and theft
 

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